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What to Do in Bolivia: 6 Festivals This September

What to Do in Bolivia: 6 Festivals This September

Bolivians enjoy a plethora of religious and cultural festivals throughout the year, so no matter what month you plan on visiting the country, you are sure to find some exciting activities. For those of you who are traveling in September, here is our roundup of the country’s festivals:

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Visit Sacred Sun Island on Lake Titicaca from Copacabana, Bolivia

Visit Sacred Sun Island on Lake Titicaca from Copacabana, Bolivia

Isla del Sol, the Island of the Sun, is the most famous island on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca. With breathtaking views and over 80 ancient ruins, visitors might just find themselves believing, as the Incas did, that the island is sacred.

Although archaeologists know that the island has been continuously inhabited since at least 2200 B.C., most of the island’s ruins date back to the time of the Inca Empire. Some do date a little further back, to the time of the Tiwanaku Kingdom. The Inca believed the island to be the birthplace of their sun deity, and its Rock of the Puma was an important pilgrimage site for them.

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What to Eat in Bolivia: Traditional Dishes & Street Food

What to Eat in Bolivia: Traditional Dishes & Street Food

eating salteñas in La Paz, BoliviaBolivian food is a vibrant fusion of Spanish and Aymara cuisine with some influence from the cultures of Italian, Arab, Russian, Pole, and German immigrants. The base of most meals won’t come as a surprise, as it’s the same as Bolivia’s stock products: corn, potatoes, rice, quinoa, and beans. You’ll find that meat and poultry is present in most meals, but used very sparingly, as a flavoring more than a large part of the meal itself.

Lunch is the most important meal of the day, which is why most businesses and shops close from 12 through 3pm.

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The Best Museums in La Paz

The Best Museums in La Paz

Calle-Jean-Street-in-La-Paz-BoliviaImmerse yourself in the culture of Bolivia by admiring the ancient relics and the indigenous instruments, weapons and weavings of its past as well as the contemporary art of its modern life.

These our our favorite museums in La Paz.

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Pirwa La Paz is Now Open

Pirwa La Paz is Now Open

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We’re proud to announce that Pirwa La Paz is now open and accepting reservations! We’re sorry to have closed last month, but we think that our new and improved location was worth the wait. Now, you’ll find us just two blocks from Sopocachi cable car station, meaning that you can reach us quickly and cheaply from the airport.

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